What’s On

We have an exciting and lively season of Friends’ events for the Spring Term. All parents, staff, OSE and former parents are automatically members of the Friends of St Edward’s so please do join in as many events as you can – it’s a great way to connect with the School and each other. See below for more details of events.

Wednesday10th March

Teddies virtual Wellness Wednesday Workshop – Style & Wardrobe, 6.30-7.30pm GMT – in this session, Laura Taylor will help you to find and develop your style to take you into the next chapter of your life. Through her business, Your Style, she has worked with hundreds of women to help them discover who they are. To book your place at the workshop, please email friends@stedwardsoxford.org

Friday 19th March

Teddies Virtual Quiz, 7.30pm –9pm – our biggest quiz ever! We welcome teams across the whole Teddies community – pupils, parents, staff – all can join in! Please email friends@stedwardsoxford.org to book your team’s place.

Nick Shakespeare, The Sandpit

Nick Shakespeare

Author Nick Shakespeare

Do join our virtual Book Club on Thursday 14th March, 7pm – 8pm, where we will be joined by Author Nick Shakespeare to discuss his book, The Sandpit.

‘The Sandpit is Set amidst the dreaming spires of Oxford, Dyer, a struggling writer, is barely able to meet the fees to keep his son at a private prep school.  When a junior scientist at a local laboratory takes Dyer into his confidence, Dyer finds himself everyone’s best friend, or, a liability that needs to be quashed.

From that point on, Dyer must determine what he should do with the explosive knowledge he now reluctantly holds. Not a spy novel, rather a beautifully written book showing human fallibility and greed.’

The Friends’ virtual Book Club provides an informal way for parents to connect and to discuss literature. If you would like to suggest a book for a future review, please email friends@stedwardsoxford.org. Please RSVP to the same address.

About Teddies’ Virtual Book Club

Teddies parent, Alice Emmott‘If you have toyed with the idea of joining a book group but not found the right one, I would highly recommend giving Teddies virtual group a go. I did just that and joined last week’s group ,which discussed I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake. I had my reservations about how a book group would translate on zoom, but it was surprisingly easy and relaxed. It helps that Teddies book groups try and include the author, and Alicia was an absolute delight, even giving us a little five minute creative writing lesson to add to the experience. To be able to put questions about the book directly to the author is such a bonus and people had plenty to contribute either just by chipping in or using the chat function. It was seamless and not in the least intimidating, plenty of us just preferred to listen and enjoy with a glass of wine! Why not give the next one a go…?’  Alice Emmott, parent & Friends’ Committee Member

 

Wednesday 10th March – Wellness Wednesday Workshop: Style & Wardrobe

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor of Your Style

In this virtual Wellness Wednesday Workshop on 10th March, 6.30-7.30pm, Laura Taylor will help you to find and develop your style to take you into the next chapter of your life. Trained in Colour Analysis and with the award winning Consultant Kim Bolsover before launching her own business, Your Style, she has worked with hundreds of women to help them discover who they are; those who have gone through divorce, had their first or last child leave the nest, who have had their first baby or started the menopause or just wanted to own their style. She is anti-Fast Fashion and will help you to look at your existing wardrobe, to buy a few staples, and to create a capsule wardrobe to suit your colouring, shape and personality – giving you the confidence to look and feel amazing every day. To book your place at the workshop, please email friends@stedwardsoxford.org

Did you miss our last Wellness Wednesday Workshop on the topic of Nutrition by Nicky Denvir? You can catch up with our recording of the event to hear her practical and insightful tips on how we can all improve our energy and health.

Friday 19th March – Teddies Virtual Quiz!

Do you have what it takes to beat the Warden, the three times winner of the Friends Annual Quiz? Join the event online from 7.30 – 9pm GMT. This year, as we are virtual, we can welcome teams across the whole community – pupils, parents, staff – all can join in! Find 4-8 team mates which can be made up of family, friends, fellow House mates, staff or a mixture of all, think of a creative team name and email friends@stedwardsoxford.org to book your spot! With up to 100 teams available across multiple devices, do join us for the biggest quiz ever! Let’s see which House can win the most points and indeed who can beat the Warden! Hosted by QuizQuizQuiz.

Follow the Friends’ new Instagram account @teddies_friends for reminders about all these events – and much more from our busy Friends’ team.

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